Many realtors will tell you that you cannot really add value to your home, unless your kitchen space makes a visual appeal at the very first glance.  It’s a common misconception that remodeling a kitchen is quite an expensive endeavor. Well, depending upon how long you plan to stay in the house, you can tailor the budget for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few simple ways you can employ to modify your kitchen without going hard on your pocket and yet give a boost to your home value:

Update the Cabinet Hardware

You have no idea how much of a difference does a cabinet hardware make in adding to the appearance of your kitchen. There is a wide assortment of resources available online to find the perfect pull, knob and handle to match your kitchen style. A new set of hardware can make vintage cabinets look modern and inexpensive pieces closer to something more eye-catching. Pulls and knobs can be bought for as little as a dollar, but make sure not to compromise with the quality just to save a few bucks.

Add Backsplash Tiles

Whether your dream kitchen layout is modern and sleek or rustic and cozy, adding backsplashes can upgrade your cooking space, making it a center of attraction at a budget price. Not only do they add visual appeal, but also complement the interior designing of your house, thus amplifying the value of your property.  You can opt for inexpensive basic tiles for the walls and pair it beautifully with classy decorative tiles covering the region above the stove. The polished finish will give you a sophisticated feel of an accent wall that goes well with the steel cookware. Energy-efficient pendant lightings can also be a great choice to perk up the mood.

Install Under Cabinet Lighting

The classic cabinets with simple designs can be further enhanced with sufficient lighting fixtures underneath to add vibrant glow to the countertop and make the kitchen tasks easier under dim lights. Combine this with modern mosaic tiles and stainless steel hardware to get a counter emitting bright accent colors which add ambiance to the entire setup. Size up your needs as per the location of cabinets and you can also add a color-changing design to fit a variety of mood. Such lighting fixtures are low-maintenance which does not only save money on electricity bills, but also make your kitchen appear as a well-furnished space.

Use Hanging Pot Racks

A well-organized kitchen has a set of cookware properly aligned for easy access and stylish appearance. You can opt for either a wooden rack or the one with a metallic finish; whichever suits the requirement. Hanging racks can be easily placed above the stove or counter space without any cabinets. Pans and pots can be hanged from wires and the used cookware can be kept on flat top surface. Not only does it save you the extra labor of digging through the cabinets, but also add a touch of sophistication to the setup.

All in all, a beautiful kitchen renovation can significantly hike the value of your home, since people searching for a good property always look for a modern and well-maintained kitchen, apart from having great curb appeal and being situated in a good locality. Of course, there are other parts of the home potential buyers will look at, but it’s a given that the kitchen is one of the foremost considerations!

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